Sam Raimi May Be Setting Up His Secret Alien Invasion Movie At Warner Bros.
Since the collapse of Spider-Man 4, Sam Raimi has been keeping busy. There has been talk of a World Of Warcraft movie, Oz: The Great And Powerful with Robert Downey Jr., and a futuristic version of Wyatt Earp in Earp: Saints for Sinners. That said, nobody knows what his next directorial project will actually be, but we do know what he's working on now.
Vulture reports that Raimi and District 9 producer Bill Block are currently in negotiations to set up an alien invasion movie called EDF at Warner Bros. From the screenwriter of Air Force One, Andrew Marlowe, EDF stands for Earth Defense Force and is described as "Top Gun with Independence Day and add a pinch of The Last Starfighter." Check out a full description of the plot below:
In EDF, we open on a U.S. military operation gone awry: Sent to rescue what they believe is a sub that's accidentally bumped into a mine in Chinese waters, U.S. naval aviators quickly wind up engaged in a dogfight with a squadron of Chinese air force pilots. Soon, planes on both sides are being shot out of the sky, but not by the Chinese or U.S. pilots — by three alien attack fighters, which soon depart and destroy many of the world's landmarks and military installations, then vanish. It's a test of Earth's defensive capabilities, and we failed. Shortly after, NASA detects a radiation signature in a nearby galaxy, indicating a far more massive attack coming in about ten months, and world leaders set about trying to create super-aircraft and weapons that can fight off the coming invasion.
It's unfortunate that Raimi isn't directing the project himself, but it does sound great. My only concern is that because of Skyline and Battle: Los Angeles, we are experiencing a glut of alien invasion movies. But who knows. The scale of this film sounds massive and it may be years before it actually hits theaters. By then it's entirely possible that we will be in desperate need for some alien ass-kicking action.
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